Sunday, January 6, 2008

Owl Wisdom

Owl Poem in Needlework Hung in President Coolidge's Vermont Home
A wise old owl lived in an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can't we all be like that wise old bird?
After I complete the cards I'm working on I plan to stitch an owl with this underneath as a wall hanging. I can't wait! I've wanted to do an owl for quite some time!!
A note about President Coolidge, he is the only US President to be born on the 4th of July and it is said that the theme of the above poem, that of “seeing much, saying little,” could be considered an apt analogy to the president's personality.

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